Global Patent Index - EP 0780283 B1

EP 0780283 B1 20000315 - Vehicle body assembly

Title (en)

Vehicle body assembly

Title (de)


Title (fr)

Carrosserie de véhicule


EP 0780283 B1 20000315 (DE)


EP 96116553 A 19961016


  • DE 19547858 A 19951221
  • DE 19605370 A 19960214

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0780283A1] The chassis cross-member for the windscreen is between front columns, and stiffening struts are fixed to a central tunnel in the floor. A further cross-member below the first one has a bracket for the steering column, and is joined to the front columns and also by reinforcing struts to the tunnel. A mounting (9) for a knee-arrester cushion is joined to the struts (4, 5), and has a support (42) protruding over one of the struts (4) and joined to the steering column (11). The mounting can be dished, with flat arms (40, 41) extending away from it and joined to the struts. Alternatively it can be of angular section, with a first horizontal flange (9a), and a second (9b) sloping downwards from the first, which forms the support. Opening (44) can be formed in the mounting and support, while the latter can have a mounting (43) at the free end for one or more fixing screws.

IPC 1-7

B62D 25/14

IPC 8 full level

B62D 1/16 (2006.01); B62D 25/08 (2006.01); B62D 25/14 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP US)

B62D 25/145 (2013.01 - EP US)

Designated contracting state (EPC)


DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 0780283 A1 19970625; EP 0780283 B1 20000315; DE 19605370 A1 19971002; DE 19605370 C2 19980827; DE 59604670 D1 20000420; JP H09188276 A 19970722; US 5810393 A 19980922

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 96116553 A 19961016; DE 19605370 A 19960214; DE 59604670 T 19961016; JP 34181896 A 19961220; US 76451996 A 19961212